Morgal are a band from Finland that plays a very raw form of occult black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2018 ep which will be released in November by Werewolf Records.
Dark yet melodic guitar leads start off the ep along with soem heavy riffing a few seconds later while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music being very heavily rooted in the old school Finnish style as well as the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody and some of the riffs also add in a small amount of thrash influences, synths and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
Morgal plays a style of occult black metal that is very raw and traditional sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism, Witchery, Rituals, Chaos and War themes.
In my opinion Morgal are a very great sounding raw occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mistress Of Blood" and "Warcry of the Vampire". 8/5 out of 10.